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    Well, we took the two kids off to the Maleny Dairies (SE Qld) on Thursday for the Farm Tour, and I have to say it was brilliant. MD is a family owned business that decided not to be absorbed into the multi-nationals, but rather does its own process from the ground through to the (limited - unfortunately not our way in Ipswich, damnit!) shelves. They produce homegenised only, homogenised & pasteurised, skim, yoghurt and custard, as well as goats milk and goats milk products.

    We went for a visit to the baby cow & goat area, got to drink some raw milk straight from an udder...yum!...for a trot through the actual diary itself and saw the guernseys and goats being milked, then on to the factory floor to see the process of storage, bottling, etc.

    Bought two 3L bottles of their Farmers Gold (homogenised but not pasteurised) milk home with me for coffees and its beautiful to drink on its own or in cereals, etc but Ive found its a bit too cream-rich to use in my lattes because the delightful creaminess of it tends to flavour the coffee somewhat, so it looks as though Ill stick to Norco for my coffees.

    On the whole, though, an udderly worthwhile visit to see what happens and I really recommend a visit to any diary, if its available in your neck of the woods, to give you an appreciation of good quality milk.

    Oh well, better get moooving - dinners almost on the table!

    Cheers
    Di

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    Did Mr Hoyks take some photos of the goats for Slunnie? ;D

    Sounds like an amoosing way to spend the day :

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    • #3
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      [QUOTE=02253321394A0 link=1325409344/0#0 date=1325409344]..... They produce homegenised only, homogenised & pasteurised, skim, yoghurt and custard, as well as goats milk and goats milk products.

      Bought two 3L bottles of their Farmers Gold (homogenised but not pasteurised) milk home with me for coffees ....

      Hi Di: I think you have your processes mixed up. Milk must be Pasteurised in order to be sold through shops. Homogenisation is the process of (I say removing) ensuring the cream is through the milk, and not floating on top as its designed to do. I love this Milk and use it for my flat whites and have found it at my local IGA in Greenslopes as well as at Greenslopes Coles, so if you ask a Manager at your local Coles they may be able to get it for you, or try your local IGA.....


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        Hi coffee2Di4.
        We loved your post on Maleny Dairies. [smiley=thumbsup.gif]We were udderly delighted with it and mooved to look at the website after our day in the dairy milking our girls.
        In 20 days from now we will be retired from milking our 350 moo cows and heading north to Brissie to live.
        Then the fun for us with our milk purchases will begin as we will firstly have to buy our milk. Shock, horror. Welcome to the real world.
        We maybe hard to please as we have been spoilt for 33 years using our unpasteruised fresh milk staight from Daisy and her mates. We will be living near Cabooolture and there are plenty of shops that stock that brand of milk mentioned near us. All milk sold for human consumption must be pasteurised. But the old fashion milk that we remember from our childhood firstly in billies and then glass bottles always had a thick layer of cream on the top as it was not homogenised. That process happened because some folks hated the layer of cream. Modern life.
        Todays temp here is 41 C and rising so we do not anticipate that our girls will have much milk to give us tonight. They have been standing under the dairy yard sprinklers since 11.30 a.m. to keep cool. Not eating to make milk.
        Well done Di. Thanks for the post.A great day out indeed.

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          I want to do the Maleny dairy tour with Mr & Mrs Herbie!
          That would be extra fun finding out what was good and bad in the process (Im picturing heckling from the back of the tour group).
          ;D

          Best wishes for retirement too! Im sure it will only be a matter of time before you sniff-out some real milk in Cabooolture. After 33 years of the real stuff Im sure you will struggle with shop milk.

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            Whoops, sorry Herbie & Ranggatang-Brisbane, you are definitely right - it is past-your-eyes-d, not homogenised! :-[ Should have looked at my bottle before I posted, but didnt s-cow-t around enough beforehand! ;D (I just love cow jokes and any excuse is a good one!)

            Youll have to give us notice when you come up, Herbie, and us Brisbane-ites will have a get together.

            Oh, and Trentski - Pete says "I be no goat pimp!" ;D ;D ;D

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              Originally posted by 6B4C5A4850230 link=1325409344/5#5 date=1325489921
              I just love cow jokes and any excuse is a good one!
              No bull? Well I have no beef with that. I guess it was worth the heiffert. If youre in the mooed for it, milk a joke for whatever its worth.

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